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Witness saw Jub Jub driving

2011-03-23 13:27

Johannesburg - A group of friends shouted in excitement when they recognised musician Molema "Jub Jub" Maarohanye behind the wheel of a Mini Cooper as he drove past in a race with another car, the Protea Magistrate's Court heard on Wednesday.

This was the testimony of 18-year-old Portia Masika, a witness in the murder trial of Maarohanye and his co-accused Themba Tshabalala.

She told the court that she was walking with a group of friends when two Mini Coopers drag raced past them. She said the group spotted that one of the vehicle's drivers was "Jub Jub" and started screaming.

She said a friend, Ntokozo Mahlangu, took a cellphone video of the cars as they approached them.

Cross-examination

Masika sat rocking in the witness chair as defence attorney Ike Motloung cross-examined her.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala are also facing charges of attempted murder, as well as reckless and negligent driving.

This after a Mini Cooper ploughed into a group of schoolchildren on Mdlalose Drive between Protea North and Protea Glen on March 8 last year. Four children were killed in the accident and two others were severely injured.

Masika also told the court that she did not see how the accident happened as she was a distance away from it and only rushed to the scene after it had happened.

During her evidence, the family members of the children killed or injured in the accident kept silent or remained calm as opposed to their usual visible or loud expressions of their agreement or support of previous witnesses' evidence.

Other witnesses have testified that Maarohanye and Tshabalala were drag racing when the accident happened.

The trial continues.

Comments
  • Brad - 2011-03-23 13:31

    Throw away the key! Lock the bastards up for life!

  • clifford.pike1 - 2011-03-23 13:41

    Put yourself in the shoes of one of the grieving parents. I would be beside myself. I would want Jub Jub and his co-accused to grow old and wrinkled in prison. I would want them to waste their lives away in jail, to pay for the lives they laid to waste. We all have to live with the consequences of the decisions we make - celebrities and the wealthy should not be impervious to the law.

      thabiso.marumo - 2011-03-23 14:03

      Both must go to jail but what bugs the people the most is this Jub Jub guy is not showing any remorse for what he did, this guy acts as if he is innocent, the other guy on the other hand has shown remorse and had tried to apologise to the families he looks like he is ready for his judgement as for this Jub Jub guy he acts as if the whole thing is a joke.

      thabiso.marumo - 2011-03-23 14:03

      Both must go to jail but what bugs the people the most is this Jub Jub guy is not showing any remorse for what he did, this guy acts as if he is innocent, the other guy on the other hand has shown remorse and had tried to apologise to the families he looks like he is ready for his judgement as for this Jub Jub guy he acts as if the whole thing is a joke.

  • peace and love - 2011-03-23 13:44

    I hope he gets away with this... that way the mob of angry locals can give him the fate he trully deerves... he deserves to suffer like the families of the dead suffer. he does not deserve jail time... he deserves the pain he caused. he will get what is trully fitting for a man of his worth...

      Michael - 2011-03-23 13:48

      For a Peace and Love name sure dont sound like it, but I do agree with you 100%.

      Michael - 2011-03-23 13:48

      For a Peace and Love name sure dont sound like it, but I do agree with you 100%.

      peace and love - 2011-03-23 14:03

      Im sorry man- im trying here....

      peace and love - 2011-03-23 14:03

      Im sorry man- im trying here....

  • Willem Louw - 2011-03-23 13:50

    I think we should make an example out of him! It doesn't mean because he is a public figure that he is above the law. Send a strong message that SA will not tollerate crime and wreckless behaviour: no matter who you are

  • zulufox - 2011-03-23 13:55

    wouldn't mind dragging him and his friend at the back of my car...

      spiderkzn - 2011-03-23 14:23

      huh Troll. Do you think you will happy if Jub Jub crash and killed of your friend or family member?

      spiderkzn - 2011-03-23 14:23

      huh Troll. Do you think you will happy if Jub Jub crash and killed of your friend or family member?

  • Michelle - 2011-03-23 13:57

    HE WILL NOT SERVE A DAY IN JAIL... HE WILL PROBABLY CADDY FOR SHAIK...

  • Tazzy - 2011-03-23 14:01

    How many witnesses do they need?? Reckless driving = tradegy = punishment. Stop wasting money and lock them up. He can Jail house rock for the rest of his life for all i care!

  • Justin - 2011-03-23 14:03

    No Jokes, but if they did this to my kids, i would have just dealt with them myself in the most horrific way, the 2 murderers will walk away from this, just looking at that JJ makes me sick, he doesn't give a damn and has not lost 1 seconds sleep over what he did. At least show some remorse and take responsibility for what you did ---piece of trash

      Tony - 2011-03-23 14:51

      Justin...this boy is actually suffering. If he was not a public figure. He would have been charged with culpable homicide and made to pay a meagre fine. He is learning his lesson and is very sorry about what he did.

      Tony - 2011-03-23 14:51

      Justin...this boy is actually suffering. If he was not a public figure. He would have been charged with culpable homicide and made to pay a meagre fine. He is learning his lesson and is very sorry about what he did.

      BokomoWeetbi - 2011-03-23 15:29

      @Tony, WTF????

      BokomoWeetbi - 2011-03-23 15:29

      @Tony, WTF????

      Zeth - 2011-03-23 15:30

      @Tony: Dont joke please. He needs to go to jail.

      Zeth - 2011-03-23 15:30

      @Tony: Dont joke please. He needs to go to jail.

      Justin - 2011-03-23 16:42

      Tony are you mad??? a drilling machine with a 4mm bit and a cup of petrol is all i would need Oh and of course a lighter - Please G-D don't let this ever happen to my kids

  • Zeth - 2011-03-23 14:22

    I am quite certain that Jub Jub is quite remorseful at this point, and that it all started out as 'harmless fun'. I too had one or two little street races when i was younger, fortunately for myself i was never unlucky enough to have caused something so tragic to happen. The fact however remains that the law is the law and 4 young children are left dead as a result of their actions which must result in prison. Failure to do so would result in another judgment enticed with corruption.

      ANGIVDZ - 2011-03-23 15:35

      @ZETH, IF HE IS REMORSEFUL, WHY HAS HE NEVER APOLOGISED TO THE GRIEVING FAMILIES?? PUBLIC FIGURE OR NOT .... HE KILLED SOMEONES CHILD/REN!!!

      ANGIVDZ - 2011-03-23 15:35

      @ZETH, IF HE IS REMORSEFUL, WHY HAS HE NEVER APOLOGISED TO THE GRIEVING FAMILIES?? PUBLIC FIGURE OR NOT .... HE KILLED SOMEONES CHILD/REN!!!

      Zeth - 2011-03-24 08:40

      @ANGIVDZ - NO NEED TO SHOUT! I DID SAY HE NEEDS TO GO TO JAIL!!!

  • Ni-hao - 2011-03-23 14:27

    Pappie wag vir julle in die tronk...

  • pornidentity - 2011-03-23 15:12

    jail them both with a big hairy nigerian named baba.

  • kilo39 - 2011-03-23 15:23

    Justice will not be served if this lunatic is allowed to get away with less than 20 years behind bars. I will support rolling mass action to protest a verdict other than guilty if the evidence against the accused is even half true. All South Africans have a right to be kept safe from reckless drivers who hold themselves above the laws of the land. No means NO !

  • e.henning101 - 2011-03-23 15:28

    Jub Jub...with all the wonderful evidence and testimonies against you, you better learn fast to say Glug Glug... That will be the way in prison for murdering innocent kids/ people by driving like a fool...thinking that your fame or money will save your useless backside! Choices....choices....mamma or pappa...Glug Glug. Enjoy.

  • Wendy - 2011-03-23 15:38

    MURDERER. YOU KILL SOMEONE'S CHILD - BASTARD

  • Brendan Rice - 2011-03-23 15:49

    when Jub Jub was on Survivor he nominated his mothers fake charity to benifit from his winnings crooked little shit

  • pornidentity - 2011-03-23 15:54

    poor jub jub. he is going to end up with stretch marks around his mouth in prison

  • Sue - 2011-03-23 16:01

    Sibuso -agree with you. Its a done deal, they are guilty, Oh!!!!!!, just remembered something. Maybe apartheid will be blamed, thats a good excuse these day and guess what?? works like magic

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